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Major League Soccer Players to Face Arsenal in All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium

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    Major League Soccer's annual All-Star Game is taking place Thursday in San Jose, where the league's stars will take on the English Premier League club Arsenal.

    The AT&T MLS All-Star Game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes' new home that opened in 2015.

    The MLS squad features players from previous U.S. national teams, including the Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey and the Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowski, as well as Didier Drogba, best known for his time on Chelsea in the English Premier League but now playing for the Montreal Impact.

    Arsenal, which finished second in the Premier League last season, will participate in the MLS All-Star Game for the first time. Last year, the MLS squad defeated Tottenham Hotspur, another Premier League team, and they beat the German squad Bayern Munich in 2014.

    The match, which is sold out, will air on ESPN. Parking lots open at Avaya Stadium at 12:30 p.m. and gates to the stadium open at 2:30 p.m.

    More information about the match and activities taking place beforehand can be found online.

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